Category Archives: Next Level Ballplayer

Derek Holland Shows You How To Take Care of Business!

The best players in the game know how to use emotion to achieve peak performance levels. They don’t let negative emotions dictate how they perform, but they do use positive emotions as an asset to execute in key situations. In … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for College Baseball: 10 Things You Must Do

Summer is coming to an end, and many of you are getting ready to report to college baseball programs and campuses for the first time.  Transitioning to college baseball from high school life is not easy.  That’s why Next Level … Continue reading

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Want to Play College Baseball? Don’t Make This Recruiting Mistake!

When I speak to high school players around the country, I always ask, “How many of you guys want to play baseball in college?”  Mostly everyone raises his hand.  If you are a high school player reading Next Level Ballplayer, … Continue reading

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NLB’s All-Star Adventure!

As some of you guys might know, I had quite the adventure last week when I left the Dominican Republic at 6am, arrived in KC at 3:30pm and went straight to Kauffman Stadium for the 2012 All Star Game… with … Continue reading

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What You Should Be Doing in the On-Deck Circle Before EVERY At-Bat

Every batter spends some time in the on-deck circle before his at-bat.  Well, maybe not directly inside the circle (weirdly enough, rarely do players actually stand on the circle), but somewhere in the vicinity. Too often ballplayers go through the … Continue reading

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Prospect Perspectives with Dodgers’ Alex Castellanos

This week we are joined by one of the Dodgers’ top prospects, Alex Castellanos. Alex was a tenth round draft pick by the Cardinals in 2007 and then traded to the Dodgers last season in a deal for Rafael Furcal. … Continue reading

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